Anthony Morris III receives new home in Lumberton, North Carolina
New home of former member of the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnessses, Anthony Morris III, purchased by the Religious Order of Jehovah's Witnesses

Anthony Morris III Receives New Home

July 26, 2023: Phil from Youtube channel The Blue Envelope reveals that former member of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Anthony Morris III, has received a new home in Lumberton, North Carolina. The home was purchased by the Religious Order of Jehovah’s Witnesses on the 28th March 2023. Morris (73) and his wife Susan may live at the property as long as they retain it as their principle place of residence.  

Anthony Morris III was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in July 1971. He served as a Circuit Overseer from 1987 to 2002 whereupon he was made a Helper to the Service Committee at World Headquarters. Three (3) years later, from September 1, 2005, he was made a member of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses and he held that position until his removal was announced on February 22, 2023. 

All Morning Worship videos featuring Morris have been deleted from However, they are still available to download from this website. 

The Morris’s new home in Lumberton, North Carolina, was purchased by the Religious Order of Jehovah’s Witnesses on March 28th, 2023 according to the General Warranty Deed. According to The Blue Envelope, it is a two bed, two bath house with 1585 sq.ft. He explains that the house was put up for sale on December 12, 2022 and sale agreed was March 7, 2023 which is just over 2 weeks after Morris’s expulsion was announced.  The home sold for $249,000.

In an image from Google Maps, a white vehicle is parked in his new garage. This vehicle is identical to the one where he was seen loading a box of alcohol onto the back seat. The Blue Envelope recognizes the yellow number plate as being from New York.

Anthony Morris III's new home as seen on Google Maps
Anthony Morris's new home with his alcohol-loading vehicle in the garage. Image from Google Maps.

Why have the Morris’s moved to Lumberton, North Carolina? The Blue Envelope explains:

“Lumberton has a history for the Morris family.  They took care of Susan’s parents until their deaths in New England.  Her mother was the last to pass away in 1986.  It appears that the following year the Morris’s moved to where the need was great. So we find them in North Carolina in 1987, mainly in rural areas outside Fayetteville, North Carolina.  So, we’ll see towns like Clifton, Shannon, Lumberton pop up in their records. 

“Around the time that both their boys graduated high school, Tony and Susan sold their house in Lumberton. If he hadn’t already been serving as a substitute Circuit Overseer in Rhode Island, it’s during this time in North Carolina that Tony begins working as a substitute Circuit Overseer and then eventually as a full-time Circuit Overseer during his time in North Carolina.  

“The family lived in the Lumberton area for roughly eight (8) years or so and it was essentially their last permanent address before the circuit work.”

The Religious Order of Jehovah’s Witnesses purchased an additional property in Oak Pointe on the same date it purchased a home for Morris and his wife, Susan.  It remains to be seen why a second property was purchased just a short walk from the Morris’s new home but it’s most probable that it will be used to house family, friends, and others who may come to visit the Morris couple.

Second Property purchased by the Religious Order of Jehovah's Witnesses

With this new home and new life outside the Governing Body, expelled from the inner circle of Jehovah’s Witnesses, its fair to look at this as Jehovah’s version of a “Witness Protection” program. The use of “protection” here is in relation to Tony Morris in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of the organization. In order to ensure that the organizations’ secrets are protected, one can be forgiven for speculating that this home is a sweetener to keep the man’s mouth shut. No other Jehovah’s Witnesses are treated as well when at the wrong end of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ justice system. 

Morris married his wife Susan in December 1971 and they have two children, Jesse and Paul. Jesse Morris is a member of the U.S. Branch Committee of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Soon after his father was expelled from the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jesse appeared on JW Broadcasting as part of the 153rd Gilead Graduation

Further Information

Source for Property Deeds: The Registry On-Line (Robeson County)

17 Responses

  1. I so love the way so many of the comments are so derogatory and almost entirely based on speculation. One comment about Tony Morris putting alcohol in his vehicle 😳. Witnesses are allowed to drink! And why wouldn’t he enjoy a glass of wine or whatever. Never heard so much judgement based on little ir no evidence of wrongdoing.

    1. I guess you didn’t see his liquor store video, where he was caught loading his cart with bottles and bottles of expensive whiskey

    2. It’s not speculation. There is video. Be careful defending what you do not know. These internet streets are mean. Stick with the Faithful Slave sis.

  2. JWs, want the best for mankind , if more of you would listen to what’s being said you would hear , the brothers say “JEHOVAHS enemies “ will be destroyed, not the innocent , look at our world , need anyone say more except ? except they kingdom come !!

    1. Clearly, you have no idea what the official doctrine actually is:

      “Only Jehovah’s Witnesses, those of the anointed remnant and the “great crowd,” as a united organization under the protection of the Supreme Organizer, have any Scriptural hope of surviving the impending end of this doomed system dominated by Satan the Devil.” Watchtower 1989 Sep 1 p.19

      “In fact, with God’s day of judgment so near today, all the world should ‘keep silent before the Sovereign Lord Jehovah’ and hear what he says through the “little flock” of Jesus’ anointed followers and their companions, his “other sheep.” (Luke 12:32; John 10:16) Annihilation awaits all who will not listen and who thereby set themselves against rule by God’s Kingdom.” Watchtower 2001 Feb 15 p. 14

  3. I honestly do believe that they bought him the new home to keep his mouth shut because nobody else that was booted off the governing body had received a brand new home and such. Bethelites are put out onto the street to fend for themselves without any income, skills, or anything else to fall back on.

    The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is extremely satanic and evil to it’s core. It is worse than a rotten apple. It is a poisonous rotten apple filled to the brim with deceit, lies, coverups, sex abuse, spousal abuse, propaganda, harmful practices and just plain rottenness through and through. It is not God’s organization because God doesn’t need a human organization to have his will done.

    There’s no mention of this organization in the scriptures, and that whole thing about the faithful and discrete slave mentioned in the Bible was a parable, not a prophacy. They just latched onto that so that they can put themselves above everyone else.

    The organization is terribly corrupt and should be avoided at all costs. Warn your family members, co-workers, friends and neighbors about this harmful satanic group.

    1. Thanks for making me become more interested in becoming a Jehovah’s witness. I have been looking for a religion that has the moral fibre to expel even a prominent member. Jn a permissive wirld, How many religions can do that today? Great.

      I was also looking for a Christian religion that is hated and maligned as Jesus and his first disciples were. Reading thd hate against ghe Jehovah’s witnesses has me interested.

      Also a religion whose members would chose imprisonment or death rather than live by the sword. Only Jehovah’s witnesses fit this description while members of other religions participate in the slaughter of human lives during wars. Saw the witness stand up for their beliefs in Jesus’s teachings during the Rwanda genocide while members of various religions engaged in killing each other even of the same religion. Thanks. Now I know I can get serious in studying the Bible with them. Talk is cheap in the safety of your home but these people are willing to risk their lives just to obey Jesus?

      Response from AvoidJW: Jehovah’s Witnesses have not expelled Anthony Morris. They only removed him from office. Jehovah’s Witnesses are not a hated religious group but rather misunderstood, but this is to be expected when its religious leaders hide a lot of their internal processes from external scrutiny. Furthermore, Jehovah’s Witnesses are not the only religion persecuted. In fact, 360 million christians received significant persecution in 2021. If you lumped the 8 million Jehovah’s Witnesses into that number, they make up only 2.22% of the number persecuted. And bear in mind that not all Jehovah’s Witnesses are persecuted; only a small percentage of their numbers are. Lastly, Jehovah’s Witnesses are not the only Christian religion that do not bear arms. Anabaptists, Christadelphians, Churches of God, Doukhobors, various Methodist Churches (collectively known as “Holiness pacifists”), Molokans, Moravian Church, Quakers and Shakers, and Seventh Day Adventists. There are also many other Christians who belong to other churches who for their own personal convictions would never go to war. There is nothing special about Jehovah’s Witnesses stance, except their ability to blow their own horn about how great they are as Christians when they compare themselves against other Christian groups. Jesus warned about such behaviour (Luke 22:25-27). Timothy reiterated this point when he said that in the last days, “men will be “boastful, haughty, … having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, … having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power … always learning and yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge of the truth”. (2 Timothy 3:1-7)

  4. They put him to work remotely from home in a hidden way because they don’t want to support a bum but they can’t just dismiss him either

  5. All the neighbors should get flyers telling them that this human trash just moved in on their block … someone who protected pedophiles … a lying sack of s*** if there ever was one … just like the Nazis should be hunted down … so too this b***** … [remaining content deleted due to privacy concerns]

  6. My brother currently serves as a CO in Canada. Obviously he is not planning for his retirement as he believes Armageddon will be here shorty, but I wonder what his situation will be once he is too old to continue as a CO. Many CO’s are left to the mercy of the area they live in after retirement in order to provide for the basics.
    No home will be purchased for him! No retirement income will be provided.
    I wonder if, on top of the new home, AM is provided with a monthly income? I would not be surprised at all.

  7. According to Wayne Kettelle (Susan’s brother) in a correspondence that I had with him on 4th July 2023 he stated: “They are living in a territory which was once an area Anthony served as a CO. They are in a country territory and are enjoying the door to door ministry and the congregation.”

  8. I already suspect that was the deal. It sounds more like blackmail to keep him quiet. When Raymond Franz left in the 80s, the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society or governing body, we did not have Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and other means to get the news out. Tony Morris is responsible for a lot of ugly hateful things that he promoted in that cult. But it does make sense that it is a possibility that they paid him off. All the ugly things that this cult puts out, it broke my whole family apart. They went into the movie production, making little videos. You had a woman, mother calls her, and the woman says I can’t talk to her if she just come back to Jehovah. What a ridiculous thing. Mother, gives birth to daughter, and daughter does not want to talk to her mother. My whole family was broke up because of this mess. Then Morris goes on-screen and talks about God destroying people like a puff of smoke. Then he says they will not change their way about this: Disfellowshipping people, shunning people. Now he is getting a dose of his own medicine what he put out there. I wonder if his sons are talking to him. They show videos where a little kid was going to buy an ice cream. But she put her money in the contribution box. But yet those contributions from children helped by him a house! What about the thousands of bethelites that dedicated their lives to this cult for 40 years and they were asked to go no social security, no pension, nothing .. and then they were asked to leave? Yes, it is nothing but a publishing company. Using Bible scriptures to slave its people using scare tactics. They continue to break up families saying they know when the world is going to end. He had it coming to him and he got his dose. I used to think he might have an accident, but that will be too suspicious. He blackmailed them and they paid it off. Because now he can become very rich. If he opened the book about the history of that cult and that’s what they paid him off they set him up for life and not only I think that they bought the house for him. They gave him a nice bank roll that he can live off with his wife. No one does hypocrisy better than the Watchtower Bible and tract society of Jehovah’s witnesses. What a shame, and it should be. It should be investigated. We all should get this out more. So everybody can see what this cult has done. After Franz left, I read his book Crisis of Conscience. But we didn’t have YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, or the media. These days, the watch tower knows that someone like Tony Morris could destroy them.

    1. Can you prove any of allegations? These are serious accusations . Throwing this out there with no proof or logic is totally reckless and irresponsible. Please read Proverbs 18:13 You are entitled to your opinion and perhaps your right. But, you could wrong as well. This type of slander is inappropriate regardless.

  9. I wonder if his family will shun him. I wonder if he will attend meetings. The organization is well known for spying on their members. I speculate the house the organization bought nearby is intended for someone to keep an eye on Tony Morris. He knows where the bodies are buried, the watchtower can’t afford to have him talk.

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